Ed Fluck named Player of Series at Super 4 Competition
Lancashire Academy batsman Ed Fluck was named the Player of the Series at the Super-4 competition in Loughborough over the weekend.
The 17 year-old who plays for Alderley Edge Cricket Club in the Cheshire County Premier League, hit two centuries in three 50 over matches for the North.
Fluck hit 103 in the competition opener against London and East before striking 129 against the South West on Friday. Fellow Lancashire Academy batsman, Jamie Crawley, hit an unbeaten 113 in the same fixture.
Another Lancashire Academy player to impress was Rehan Udwadia who took eight wickets in three games, whilst George Lavelle struck 56 in Saturday's T20 encounter between North and London and East.
ECB's David Graveney said: “At the start of the week I challenged all the players to put their hands up and impress the Young Lions selectors, with places up for grabs before we select our squads for this winter which ends with the ICC Under-19 World Cup,” said Graveney.
“It’s been exciting to see so many of them do that.”
Mo Bobat, the ECB’s player identification lead, said: “This is the fifth year of the Super-4s, and again it’s served its purpose of giving us the chance to see the best playing the best at this important age group.
“The games have been played on excellent pitches at Loughborough, and the tournament has again benefited from the involvement of county academy directors and coaches – as well as the presence of England lead coaches like Andy Flower and Mark Ramprakash, plus county scouts and even an England selector.”